Partner news and resources

This section contains news and resources from CHIP partner organisations.

SCRA Annual Report 2017/18

SCRA’s Annual Report 2017/18 has been published today, Thursday 25 October 2018. The Annual Report includes the full set of audited Annual Accounts for 2017/18. The report also contains an update on SCRA’s Business Plan 2017/18, as well as a new report providing...

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SCRA’s Official Statistics 2017/18

SCRA’s Official Statistics 2017/18 have been published today, Thursday 26 July 2018. The full set of statistics includes: Online Statistics 2017/18 Statistical Analysis 2017/18 Online Statistics by Local Authority Breakdown 2017/18 The statistics show that in 2017/18,...

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Safeguarder recruitment

Children 1st are seeking to recruit new Safeguarders to the national Safeguarders Panel. Appointed by Ministers, Safeguarders have a unique and important role in gathering information from children and young people to assist in Children’s Hearings and related court...

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Pre-Hearing visit film

SCRA has produced a new short film aimed at young people. The film shows a Pre-Hearing visit in the hope of encouraging more children and young people to request one before their actual Hearing. The film, which is set in our Hearings centre in Stirling, shows a...

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Recruiting now – Development Assistant

Recruitment is now underway to appoint a Development Assistant to support the work of Our Hearings, Our Voice. This is a part time post based in Stirling and the successful candidate will work closely with the Development Worker who is already in post. SCRA is hosting...

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Stand Up For Siblings

A new multi-agency partnership ‘Stand Up For Siblings’ is being launched today Friday 9 March. Stand Up For Siblings is a collaboration between a number of child welfare, children’s rights and legal organisations and academics within Scotland including Clan Childlaw,...

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New SCRA research report

SCRA has published a new research report today. The report ‘Complexity in the lives of looked after children and their families in Scotland: 2003 to 2016’ is available to view here. This research sought to answer the question - has child protection in Scotland become...

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Board Member vacancies

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint five Members to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and would welcome applications from those who believe they could make a positive and confident contribution to the SPA and its future development. These roles require...

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SCRA Corporate Parenting Annual Report

To mark the start of the Year of Young People 2018, SCRA has published an Annual Report aimed at young people. The Annual Report – which you can read here - looks at some of the progress following the first year of SCRA’s Corporate Parenting Plan which was launched in...

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Advocacy – have your say

CHIP members may be interested in taking part in a workshop or giving their views via an online survey about advocacy in the Children’s Hearings System. The Scottish Government has commissioned The Lines Between, working with Who Cares? Scotland, to develop a National...

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SCRA publishes Annual Report 2016/17

SCRA’s Annual Report 2016/17 has been published today, Thursday 26 October 2017.  The Annual Report includes the full set of audited Annual Accounts for 2016/17. The report starts with a foreword, authored by SCRA’s Chair. It also includes some of the highlights and...

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CHS Publishes Annual Report 2016/17

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. This single document contains the National Convener’s statement, CHS’ Performance Report and CHS’ Annual Accounts. For the first time,...

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New research – ethnic minority communities

SCRA has produced a new research report ‘An exploration of ethnic minority communities’ understanding and awareness of child protection and the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland’ which has been published. Background Protection of children at risk of abuse and...

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New research report on 16 year-olds

SCRA has published a new research report today looking at 16 year olds in the Children’s Hearings System. The full report ‘Decision making on continuation of Compulsory Supervision Orders past young people’s 16th birthdays’ can be viewed here and information from the...

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Search for new Panel Members

The annual national search for 500 new Children’s Panel volunteers has been launched. To find out more about becoming a Panel Member, or to apply click here. The campaign will run until 26 September. There are currently over 2,500 volunteer Panel Members across...

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SCRA’s Official Statistics 2016/17

SCRA has published its Official Statistics 2016/17. The full set of statistics includes: Online Statistics, Statistical Analysis and Online Statistics by Local Authority Breakdown. The statistics show that in 2016/17, 15,118  children and young people in Scotland were...

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Research reports on advocacy services

Three new research reports have been published today, Wednesday 12 July 2017. The reports relate to Advocacy Pilots undertaken by Who Cares? Scotland for the Scottish Government over 2016-17. The research looked at advocacy service for children and young people...

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Response to Committee Report

Regarding the Education and Skills Committee Report on the Children’s Hearings System - Taking Stock of Recent Reforms - in response to the key recommendation 4. Advocacy and Safeguarders: 4.2 On Safeguarders, the Committee welcomes the progress that has been made....

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Research – Criminal Advice and Remittals

A new research report has been published today which has been written by Dr Gillian Henderson, Information & Research Manager at SCRA with support from the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ). You can view the new report here.  The Children’s Hearings...

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New film for parents/carers

A new film has been produced for parents/carers with learning disabilities who have a child or children going through the Hearings System. The short film, which has been produced by SCRA, is available here and SCRA has hard copies which can be sent out on request. The...

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Corporate Parenting website launched

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) and the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) have launched a new corporate parenting website aimed at young people. Both organisations have produced plans which detail their corporate parenting commitments and...

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Annual recruitment campaign

The annual Panel Member recruitment campaign has been launched The search is now on for 500 new Panel Members. Led by Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS), the campaign will run until 25 September. This year’s recruitment campaign is focused on highlighting what it...

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Pre-Hearing Champions

Going to a Children’s Hearing for the first time? Did you know you can ask for a Pre-Hearing visit? While SCRA has offered Pre-Hearing visits for a while now, ‘Champions’ have now been appointed in every Locality, as part of SCRA’s ongoing drive to improve the...

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Barnardo’s research reports

Two new reports have been published on the CHIP website today. Both reports are about an advocacy service for children and young people involved in the Children’s Hearings System. The first is a report which presents the findings from an Action Research project...

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